Tag Archives: virology

A low-cost, open-source DIY DNA Synthesizer Project

PDF : DIY DNA Synthesizer Project

“Biology is largely about the manipulation, maintenance and transport of DNA.

Oligonucleotide synthesis is too complex and tiresome to make genomes by hand

Technical feasability has been proven by already existing commercial technologies, as well as next-generation  platforms from academia.

Material costs of these devices – under $5,000. Traditional synthesizers could be built cheaper.

Mail-order DNA synthesis companies have constructed a shared “harmful sequences” database.”

 

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Oxitec: How the technology works

How the technology works from Oxitec Limited on Vimeo.
Note: These posts on Oxitec and their GM Mosqitoes are not meant to induce fear or anxiety. My intention is that an awareness will actually diffuse any fear-mongering narrative that aims to profit and support the agenda of the gene splicers!

Hadyn Parry: Re-engineering mosquitos to fight disease

Published on 3 Jan 2013
In a single year, there are 200-300 million cases of malaria and 50-100 million cases of dengue fever worldwide. So: Why haven’t we found a way to effectively kill mosquitoes yet? Hadyn Parry presents a fascinating solution: genetically engineering male mosquitoes to make them sterile, and releasing the insects into the wild, to cut down on disease-carrying species.
TED Talk Link

Transcript:
9:27
“And that’s exactly where we are. So this is technology that was developed in Oxford University a few years ago. The company itself, Oxitec, we’ve been working for the last 10 years, very much on a sort of similar development pathway that you’d get with a pharmaceutical company. So about 10 years of internal evaluation, testing, to get this to a state where we think it’s actually ready. And then we’ve gone out into the big outdoors, always with local community consent, always with the necessary permits. So we’ve done field trials now in the Cayman Islands, a small one in Malaysia, and two more now in Brazil…

We can produce them, in a space a bit more than this red carpet, I can produce about 20 million a week. We can transport them around the world. It’s not very expensive, because it’s a coffee cup — something the size of a coffee cup will hold about three million eggs. So freight costs aren’t our biggest problem. (Laughter) So we’ve got that. You could call it a mosquito factory. And for Brazil, where we’ve been doing some trials, the Brazilian government themselves have now built their own mosquito factory, far bigger than ours, and we’ll use that for scaling up in Brazil.

Zika Virus: A New Threat and a New Kind of Pandemic

http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2016/01/13/zika-2/

“Zika virus forces us to confront a potential new disease-emergence phenomenon: pandemic expansion of multiple, heretofore relatively unimportant arboviruses previously restricted to remote ecologic niches,” they write. “To respond, we urgently need research on these viruses and the ecologic, entomologic, and host determinants of viral maintenance and emergence. Also needed are better public health strategies to control arboviral spread.”

Question: Why is there now a pandemic of an “emerging” Zika mosquito borne virus, now that we have increased research into just that? Mosquitoes as vectors for disease. According to wikipedia, Zika has been very rare until 2007 and the recent cases.

Synthetic virology | Andrew Hessel | TEDxDanubia

Published on May 26, 2014
Andrew Hessel designs synthetic viruses and uses the latest 3D printing technology to create medicine that is designed individually for a single patient. The promise here is that once he succeeds to design a synthetic virus that is able to penetrate the medicine throughout the body of the patient, he can scale the solution and present the world an almost free and much more capable medicine against cancer.

Synthetic biology…it’s genetic engineering done with digital tools.

…You do all you genetic design on a computer and then there’s this brilliant machine called a synthesiser that prints out that DNA.
You put that DNA into a cell and you can make it do damn near anything fuel, drugs, enzymes, biochemicals
…cancer-breaking virus…actually using cancer cells to make the drug that kills them…”

Note: The ability to engineer or manipulate bacteria and viruses are boastfully stated as common practise, as well as being relatively cheap.
You can see how GcMAF totally destroys this embroynic pharma niche. A natural safe method undermines the custom gene-splicers.

Christopher H. Logue Virology Training Lead / Adjunct Professor of Virology

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/christopherlogue
Virology Training Lead – Novel and Dangerous Pathogens Training Group
Public Health England, Novel and Dangerous Pathogens Training
January 2013 – Present (1 year 11 months)PHE – Porton Down

Note: Novel and emerging would seem to be euphemisms for NEW!

Excerpts from the New England Journal of Medicine – Audio Webcast: Ebola Outbreak

http://cdn.nejm.org/editorial/collections/20141022-ebola-webcast/excerpts/webcast-excerpts.htm
Recorded on October 22, 2014

Panel
Christopher Dye (World Health Organization)
Jeremy Farrar (Wellcome Trust)
Armand Sprecher (Médecins Sans Frontières)
Arjun Srinivasan
Matthew Arduino (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Paul Farmer (Partners in Health)

Moderators
Jeffrey Drazen
Lindsey Baden (New England Journal of Medicine)

…in a live audio webcast to discuss virology, epidemiology, and clinical care. This international panel with hands-on experience provided the latest information on the Ebola outbreak, including protection for health care professionals and the general public and projections for the future.

The New England Journal of Medicine – Ebola Outbreak